Taking to the seas has long been one of the best ways to see the world – whether planning a later summer jaunt sailing around some of Europe’s sunniest hot spots, or planning a lengthier trip further afield. If you’re looking for a sun-soaked adventure without compromising on luxury, then a lavish catamaran is the perfect way to travel – so if you’re feeling a little flush this year, then why not splash out on your own?
While there’s a lot to be said for hiring a catamaran, there’s nothing quite like having your very own luxury vessel at your disposal, leaving you free to make the most of weekends in the French Riviera’s Nice, Monaco and St. Tropez, sailing the Amalfi Coast in Italy, or island hopping in Greece or the Caribbean – with as many family members and friends as you like. And high-end catamaran builders Lagoon know just what it takes to create the perfect five-star ‘cat’ for the discerning customer, making them the obvious first port of call for those looking to treat themselves.
Established in 1984, the respected boat manufacturer has, so far, built more than 5,700 catamarans to suit the tastes of a variety of different high-net-worth customers and luxury tour companies, incorporating avant-garde design, modern innovation and technical expertise to create something truly special, each and every time.
Priding itself on the safety and reliability of its vessels as much as their functionality and aesthetic beauty, today, Lagoon is the world leader in cruising catamarans. With a range of models to choose from, ranging in length from 40 to 78 feet and including nine sailing models and two power models, it offers the broadest choice on the market, so it’s little wonder it has made a name for itself as the ‘go to’ for luxury tour operators and extravagant individuals alike.
A brand dedicated to a life of freedom, Lagoon was born of a dream of combining high-end travel with large volume comfort, and with factories in Bordeaux, Vendée and various other locations worldwide, it has won itself a legion of loyal fans, all of whom are equally passionate about the sea.
Here, we dive into the brand’s inventory and take a look at three of its very finest models.
The Lagoon 40
A sleek and innovative catamaran comprising a streamlined design, the Lagoon 40 is accentuated by large portholes and a panoramic view from the cabin. This new-generation, high-performance unit is one of the brand’s smaller offerings, and features a comfortable cockpit and an ergonomic helm station which are linked together to facilitate ease of communication between skipper and crew.
Sleeping up to twelve guests, it’s the perfect choice for those who like to travel with an intimate group, and with a starboard dining table, recreation and seating areas and, of course, that all-important sun deck, it’s a luxury vessel that ticks all of the right boxes and more.
The Lagoon Seventy 7
Looking for something a little larger? The Seventy 7 is an impressive 23-metre yacht that is the result of a collaboration between Nauta Design, VPLP and Patrick Le Quément – an illustrious team who were perfectly placed to bring the brand’s flagship dreams to life.
What truly sets this catamaran apart from the competition is the ability to fully customise its onboard space according to your own personal needs and requirements. To enjoy this perk, you’ll need to opt for the ‘forwards galley and crew quarters’ version.
The Seventy 7 is something truly special indeed, comprising elegant details and finishes, with plenty of space and natural light for the utmost in comfortable on-board living. There’s a saloon with large windows to offer a breath-taking panoramic view, you can choose from a selection of layouts including three, four or five guest cabins, each fitted with an island bed, desk, en-suite bathroom and plenty of storage space for longer voyages.
The Lagoon Sixty 7
If a motor vessel is more your cup of tea, then the Sixty 7 won’t disappoint. Featuring smooth lines and an unrivalled aesthetic appeal, it comprises large, uninterrupted spaces for maximum ease of flow, with open views of the sea and surrounding landscapes as you sail.
Stylish and elegant, it offers plenty of areas in which to relax and comfortable cabins in which to unwind at the end of a long day’s relaxing on board the sun deck.